Our Leadership

Board Members - Finance

Teresa BrunoTeresa Bruno, VP Finance


Cynthia Wiseman, Business Manager

Cynthia S Wiseman, EdD, US Fulbright Scholar, Vietnam, currently serves as Business Manager, NYS TESOL.  Dr. Wiseman has been a member of the organization since 1993, serving in various capacities from Nominations Chair to Applied Linguistics Winter Conference Chair to AL SIG Chair to VP Elect/Finance Chair to President (2000-2001).  Dr. Wiseman has worked in ESL/EFL and language education for 40+ years.  She has taught all skills to diverse populations in the US and abroad in various programs and contexts from adult ESL and BE ESL literacy to ESL in IEPs and AEPs to EFL to teacher training.  She has developed curricula and designed language learning and teacher training programs in the US, Brazil, Mexico, China, and Vietnam.  She earned her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in second language writing assessment and has been instrumental in developing assessments for reading and writing as well as rubrics for assessing second language writing and is currently Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College at CUNY.

James Stotz, Treasurer

James M Stotz, CPA, MBA currently serves as Treasurer, NYS TESOL. Mr. Stotz has been involved with NYS TESOL since 2001 as financial advisor. In his professional life, Mr. Stotz has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer of several significant Fortune 500 and nonprofit organizations. As Treasurer and Accountant, Mr. Stotz oversees all finance functions including but not limited to banking, accounting, financial and government reporting, payroll and tax filings, provides support and guidance with the budget and assists the Finance Committee with special projects.

vacant, Director of Fundraising